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The Sun - at it's best

The Sun - at it's best

I don’t really need to say too much. Whoever came up with this newspaper headline must be proud.

As shocking as it is, secretly, well not now, I would have loved to come up with a headline like this. A tabloid newspaper’s headline writer is something I would love to do, I could actually make a use of my awful creative puns I bore everyone with.

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On the subject of the previous post on the number 111, i think it’s a good a time than ever to post another 111 update as there has been quite a high level of quality of 111 sightings in recent times. So here are a few more…

Skysports getting in on the joke

Skysports getting in on the joke

The above is taken from SkySports tv advertisement for the Champions League next season (2010/2011 season). How many games are they showing?? This advert seems to always be on at the moment too.

Playboy find 111 sexy

Playboy find 111 sexy

I was doing some research on Playboy at work and what was the main article on the homepage? No, I don’t get it either.

Ashes to Ashes countdown clock

Ashes to Ashes countdown clock

This was taken from the first episode of Ashes to Ashes series 3. There was a countdown clock in the office counting down to when the kidnapped child was going to die. You may think so what, there was a countdown, it was bound to show this time, well maybe, but there were only 2 sightings of the clock in the episode and shortly after this final sighting of the countdown clock they actually found the kidnapped child.

Mike Ashley is a fan

Mike Ashley is a fan

Any excuse to feature 111 in a newspaper these days hey

Any excuse to feature 111 in a newspaper these days hey

My first ever £1.11 receipt

My first ever £1.11 receipt

Some doubters may think I deliberately make sure everything I buy totals to £1.11, but you are wrong, I would never force a 111 on myself, it happens enough as it is. I only have had 3 £1.11 receipts so far and the above was my first. This one really was unusual because someone I worked with was going to the local shop and asked if I wanted anything. When he came back he gave everyone their items and receipts, amazingly my choice of drink and sweet came to £1.11!

UFC 111

UFC 111

I don’t know much about UFC, but I have a few friends on Facebook who do. Recently the big event – ‘UFC 111’ happened and got mentioned a lot on my news feed. I thought it was a joke until I found the site for the event and it was in fact real.

Below are 2 news articles I actually saw quite awhile go but I went and found again to add to my new blog as they were such good sightings…

Harry Patch dies aged 111

Harry Patch dies aged 111

Reptile becomes a father aged 111

Reptile becomes a father aged 111

Remember you can see them all at ‘I See 111 Everywhere’ blog.

This whole story began a few years ago back home in Worcester. I was on a night out with some friends and we ended up going to Gonzos nightclub. It was a standard night until just after midnight when something unexpected ran past me as I was sat on the couch.

It was a cat! How did a cat get into a nightclub?? The cat then decided to sit on the armchair next to me – yes not only do I attract weird people I attract weird animals too. Being tipsy and loving opportunities like these I decided to get several photos with the cat.

Me and Gonzo working the camera

Me and Gonzo working the camera

Everyone loves Gonzo

Everyone loves Gonzo

That night we decided to name him between ourselves – Gonzo, after the nightclub. A Facebook page was set up and he was a very popular social networking cat.

The thing was, a cat in the nightclub, you would expect that to be a one off. Well… it wasn’t. It turned out Gonzo was a regular shape thrower with all the other nightclub scenesters! While I was back in London my friends informed me they had seen Gonzo a few more times when they went back to this club.

A year had passed since I had been back to the scene of the crime, but here I was, about to enter Gonzo nightclub again. Will I see Gonzo the cat a year later?? Will I? Well not only did I see him, he’s such a focal point of the nightclub he now even has his own stool!!

Gonzo's throne

Gonzo's throne

This was taken right outside the main Amsterdam train station

This was taken right outside the main Amsterdam train station

Following on from the previous post, here is your typical stand in Amsterdam on a similar theme. I do love typography, translations, packaging and sign sightings like this when I go abroad.

The Jesus army badge

The modern Jesus army badge

Sticking on the Christmas theme (this is stretching the post similarities I know) is this beauty. Me and my mate Tom were walking through the backstreets north of Oxford Street when we came across the modern Jesus army van. It was all on it’s own. It was Sunday that day too, surely it should be in use on this religious day. What was it doing there? What is this all about? If it belonged to someone in the building it was parked outside then to afford a place there, the church must be paying well these days.

The modern Jesus army van

The modern Jesus army van

I am a big fan of Mark Billingham’s crime series novels featuring the detective Tom Thorne. It is one of the few novels I read. I can really relate to these books because the stories are based around north and central London. One novel is even based around the Turkish shops on Green Lanes where I used to live!

What I found really remarkable though was to find out that in the book detective Tom Thorne lives on the same road as my mate Ahmed – Prince of Wales Rd in Camden!

 

A thrilling read

A thrilling read

I was waiting in an airport lounge reading Michelle’s magazine when I saw this beauty of a headline. “Chantelle refused to give me a poo sample. What’s she got to hide?” with Gillian McKeith lying naked amongst fruit. Wrong on so many levels, but even more funny for me because Michelle squirms whenever she sees or hears the word ‘POO.’

 

 

Big Balls Bean Bags

Big Balls Bean Bags

I’m sure everyone is recovering from last night’s epic celebrations. So I’ll keep it short and sweet with just a photo to digest. This incredible sign was on the shop front for a homeware shop in Oakwood, London.

 

 

The Woolworths Catalogue

The Woolworths Catalogue

Pretty simple. If you are going to call your catalogue ‘The Big Red Book’ make sure the main colour is red and not yellow on the cover.

 

 

Chicken?

Chicken?

Possibly the worst chicken shop name? I suppose it’s too the point and the customer knows exactly what they can buy. Chicken.